Protection of Privacy

Brock University protects the privacy of your personal information in its possession. The province sets out rules on how Brock University may collect, use, retain, disclose and dispose of your personal information. The University incorporates these rules to make every reasonable effort to protect personal information and maintain its accuracy and completeness.

How is my personal information obtained?

The University collects personal information as part of its role in providing services and programs. The University will tell you the purpose for collecting the information it collects. It also will provide you with the name of the person in the University who can answer any questions you may have about how your personal information will be used. You give the University personal information when you fill out an application for programs or services.

How is my personal information protected?

Access to and use of personal information is restricted to those who need it in order to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was intended. Various safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is protected from improper use, disclosure or destruction. The University’s Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Policy includes protection of privacy requirements regarding the collection, use, disclosure, retention and disposal of personal information.

Cookie overview

Cookies are files that many websites transfer to users’ web browsers to enable the site to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user. The University’s website uses persistent cookies in conjunction with third party technology entities to analyze search engine usage and web traffic patterns. This information is used in the aggregate to monitor and enhance our web pages. It is not used to track the usage patterns of individual users.

We use web beacons to collect anonymous and aggregate data to assess the efficacy of advertising campaigns. As a result of remarketing campaigns, third-party entities (such as Google or Meta, for example) may display advertising or messaging from the University on other sites on the internet. Web beacons may also use cookies to track site visitors as they interact with our website and with the University’s ads delivered via third party platforms (for example, Meta or Google). Google collects, organizes, and provides visualizations of anonymized data gathered during a user’s browsing session. Google may use this data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Additional resources

Brock employees can visit our OneBrock intranet for more information about Access to Information and Privacy.